SodaSynth and Analog Extracts Updated (Windows)

Hot off the heels of the SongStarter beta release, we’ve got new bugfix releases available for both our SodaSynth and Analog Extracts VST plugins on Windows.

SodaSynth 1.1.1 fixes a crash with the plugin GUI in certain VST hosts. This bug was introduced in the 1.1 update, when we did some work to upgrade it to a native 64-bit plugin. This is a recommended update for all Windows users.

Analog Extracts 1.0.1 fixes a bug causing the VST plugin in 32-bit hosts on 64-bit Windows to not make any sound (the samples weren’t being detected correctly).

These updates are available immediately for all registered users, and can be obtained via the link in your registration email or from our downloads page.

Analog Extracts Released!

We’re pleased to announce the release of Analog Extracts, the first sample pack from Oscillicious!

This sample pack contains a fantastic collection of over 200 brand new sounds designed with a scary-expensive Buchla analog modular synthesizer. The pack includes synth leads, basses, and some grimy pad sounds from outer space, along with a selection of analog drums and laser sounds.

What makes Analog Extracts special?

First, these sounds are something else. Our sound designers Thor Kell and Dan Godlovitch did a stellar job at creating a collection of new analog sounds that at times grimy and robotic, yet alive and energetic. Here’s a set of demo songs showcasing some of the samples:

Oscillicious Analog Extracts Demos by Oscillicious

Second, the sample pack comes with a bonus VST and Audio Units plugin that puts all the samples right at your fingertips so you don’t have to fumble around mapping them into your DAW’s sampler, and it doesn’t matter which host you’re using.

Check out the Analog Extracts product page for more information or head over to the Oscillicious Online Shop to pick up a copy instantly by digital download.

Coming Soon: Analog Extracts

Here’s a quick sneak peak at our next product: Analog Extracts.

Analog Extracts is a sample pack consisting of over 200 analog modular synth sounds. Our sound designers were lucky enough to get their hands on a very expensive analog modular synth, and managed to squeeze some incredibly unique and original sounds out of it.

The sounds we captured are pure analog waveforms, each with its own unique character. They’re different. The laser sounds are especially unlike anything you’ve heard before, and we think these’ll work great as accents and buildups in a range of electronic music.

Also included in the sample pack will be a number of synth leads, bass samples, and pads, along with an assortment of original analog drum sounds.

Analog Extracts Demo 1 by Oscillicious

It gets even better…

To take things even further, we wanted to make it as easy as possible to use these samples. This collection of analog modular synth samples could stand on its own as a product, but as musicians ourselves, we think digging through folders full of samples when you’re trying to write a track can be a bit of a chore.

To solve that, many other companies bundle presets for certain samplers like EXS-24 or Kontakt with their sample packs, so you can load up different banks quickly. The problem with this approach is that they assume you own one of these other (expensive) products. This only really benefits some users. As an alternative, other companies choose to license a sampler like the Kontakt Player to bundle with their sample packs, but it costs big bucks to do so and dramatically increases the cost to you, the musician.

Both of these approaches have big downsides, so we decided to do it our own way. To make Analog Extracts even better, we wanted to provide something extra for all users without breaking the bank.

The Analog Extracts VST and AU Plug-In

To make it as convient and easy as possible to use these analog samples in your music, we’ve created our own custom mini-sampler plug-in specifically for Analog Extracts. This bonus plug-in contains a curated selection of drum kits for easy access, as well as presets that map each sample to the entire keyboard. The plug-in will be available in both 32-bit and 64-bit flavours for Windows and Mac OS X, and is even compatible with Windows 8 and Mountain Lion already!

We’re wrapping up beta testing and we hope to make Analog Extracts available in the coming weeks. Stay tuned!